Normally when you score 6 runs after 3 innings, you're expecting a win. After spending a season being frustrated by Ricky Nolasco, Arizona put the hurt on, scoring all 6 runs in the 3rd inning. It started with back-to-back singles by Adam Eaton and AJ Pollock, which was followed by the reliable Goldschmidt double. Martin Prado got in on the fun with a 2 RBI triple. Even Miguel Montero and Wade Miley got hits, so you know things were "poppin'," as the kids say.
Nolasco would stay in the game, going an additional 2 innings without giving up anymore runs. His final line was 5 innings pitched, 6 runs allowed on 9 hits with 5 strikeouts.
Wade Miley couldn't outlast Nolasco, also leaving after 5. His only 3 runs allowed came off a 3 run homer by Hanley Ramirez, who is apparently a player named Hanley Ramirez. Miley's final line was 3 earned runs in 5 innings on 5 hits and 4 walks.
Los Santos clawed their way back to tie the game by the 7th, getting runs off Will Harris and Chaz Roe. The winning run came in the 8th, when the usually reliable Josh Collmenter gave up a lead off home run to AJ Ellis, who sources tell me is not related to AJ Pollock, but is still a baseball player. More as the story develops.
That home run ended up being the difference, but it's not like the Diamondbacks didn't have their chances. Not going to win many games where you give up 7 runs, or so my gut tells me. That's how it goes in baseball, sometimes.
As frustrating as it was, it was just one game, though. It's still a long season, so I'm not going to think too much about this one. I've already forgotten who we played. The Los Angeles Angels? Who knows.